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Outside stimuli (noise, commotion, lights, textures) can send her into overdrive.

Before occupational therapy and a bit of old fashioned growing up, this resulted in one of two responses: flight, in which she would escape from a situation as quickly as possible, or fight, in which she would melt from the stress.

She went into kindergarten reading at a sixth grade level.

She was also an accomplished artist, used to the freedom to create in her own way and at her own pace.

As if this weren’t enough to make life miserable, G exhibited signs of asynchronous development.